Our prediction for this Championship match:
After failing to shock Chelsea in the FA Cup last 64, Preston will look to give fans some cheer when they take on Bristol City on Saturday afternoon. The Lilywhites are on a three-game losing run in all competitions, but they are surely capable of matching the Robins on home soil. Robert Brady continues to miss out with injury, but he should be the only absentee in the home team.
Bristol City, on the other hand, did well to hold Premier League side West Ham to a draw in their FA Cup fixture and given Preston’s poor form in early January, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on the home team. The likes of Kal Naismith, Haydon Roberts, Ross McCrorie, Rob Atkinson, and Ayman Benarous are out of contention through injuries. In their last meeting at the venue Bristol City defeated Preston 2-1 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Nahki Wells):
Born on June 1, 1990 in Hamilton, Bermuda, Nahki Wells is a 170-cm-tall attacker who plays for the Bermuda national team. Wells is a product of Dandy Town Hornets youth academy and he continued playing for the Bermudan side at senior level.
The experienced striker played for the likes of Bermuda Hogges, Eccleshill United and Carlisle United before joining Bradford City in 2011. After spending three seasons at Valley Parade, Nahki Wells signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Huddersfield Town in the winter of 2014. In 2017 he moved to Burnley, but he played for Queens Park Rangers as a loan footballer in the 2018/2019 season.
Speaking of his international career, Wells made his debut for the Bermuda national team in 2007. He scored his first ever goal for Bermuda in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago. The Burnley man will represent the Gombey Warriors at the 2019 Gold Cup.
Highlighted Team (Preston):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.